If Boricua Decide 2012 and other complementary voter outreach efforts are successful, Puerto Rican voters in Florida will have an opportunity to play a decisive role in the November election.
This may come as a shock to some political analysts, but Senator Marco Rubio is not the solution for the GOP's Hispanic problems. The big question is can he bring enough Republicans along to secure Mari Carmen Aponte's appointment.
The Puerto Rico Investment Promotion Act will create tens of thousands of jobs and jumpstart the Puerto Rican economy. If Republicans can claim credit for its passage, they will be in a better position to win over Puerto Rican voters, particularly in Florida, where it really matters in 2012.